Shambhala Day Celebration - Year of the Water Snake
February 11 / 6:00 PM - February 11 / 8:30 PM
Shambhala Day marks the beginning of a New Year, and represents one of our most important traditions. As is customary, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will address the worldwide Shambhala community via a pre-recorded video address in the evening. At noon we will practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra with fellow Shambhalains - everyone is invited to this special and unique Shambhala Practice. In the evening, everyone is invited back to the Shambhala Center to celebrate and feast together following the Sakyong's Shambhala Day Address.
SHAMBHALA DAY SCHEDULE:
6:30 - 8:00 AM - Sunrise Ceremony - Everyone is Welcome. A toast to the New Year and a lhasang, followed by the Elixer of Light practice. Dress warm and uplifted!
Noon - Sadhana of Mahamudra - Everyone is Welcome
6:00 PM - The Sakyong's Shambhala Day Address. (Cost is $10 Suggested Donation at the door for attending the talk ONLY)
6:45 PM - Catered Dinner from Mt Everest Restaurant. Cost is $25 per person (talk and dinner.)
Reservations are required by registering below.
Shambhala Day is based on the traditional Tibetan New Year celebration of Losar. The date changes every year, as it is calculated astrologically according to the Tibetan lunar calendar.
The New Year is a time for us to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through feasting, conviviality, elegance, pomp and ceremony. This is also the time when members of the Shambhala community are encouraged to make a financial donation to Shambhala International in order to help support the activities of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and our worldwide mandala.